Obituaries

John Matthew Beenen Jr., 46, of Addison

JOHN MATTHEW BEENEN JR.

ADDISON — John Matthew Beenen Jr., 46, went to his heavenly home on March 16, 2022, at UVM Medical Center following a 1.5-year-long battle with Lymphoma. He is predeceased by his parents John and Ava Beenen of Ferrisburgh, Vt.  He is survived by his loving wife Mandy Beenen and their children, Jasmine, Gerrit, Morgan and Matthew; his sister Pamela Beenen; his sister Patricia Kyle and her husband Perry, children Madison and her husband Seth, Taylor, Jackson, and Walker; his sister Jennifer and her husband Kenneth, children James, Hannah, and Benjamin; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was born on Sept. 19, 1975, in Ferrisburgh, Vt. He was the son of John and Ava Beenen of Ferrisburgh. He married his wife, Amanda (Mandy) Vogel on Aug.  2, 2002 at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. He lived with his family in Vergennes and Addison.

John was a member of New Haven United Reformed Church. He was School Board President at Champlain Valley Christian School in Vergennes, Vt. John was the herdsman for Barnes Black and Whiteface Ranch in Addison for over 20 years. John loved spending time with family and friends, farming, promoting Champlain Valley Christian School, and attending Field Days. He will be sorely missed by many.

Visiting hours will be on Saturday, April 9, from 10-12 p.m. at Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church in Vergennes, Vt. A memorial service will be at held 12 p.m. with a fellowship luncheon to follow at CVCRC.

Memorial contributions can be made to Champlain Valley Christian School, 2 Church St., Vergennes, VT 05491.◊

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